HIC/Faith Riding Classic serves up an ace on the Courts
Faith Riding/HIC Classic
Steinlager Shaka HPAC Longboard Series #2
Tennis Courts surf break, Ala Moana Beach Park
19 - 20 June 2004
HIC/Faith Riding Co. Serves Up a Classic on the Courts
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 June 2004: - - The second event on the Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series took place this weekend as the Hawaiian Island Creation/Faith Riding Classic took over center stage at the Tennis Courts surf break at Ala Moana Beach Park. One hundred thirty-seven longboard competitors took to the lineup as as the new south swell squeaked across the equator and into the summer doldrums by mid Sunday morning, just in time for the Father’s Day finalists in nineteen divisions.
In the Shaka Pro division, point leader Bonga Perkins lost his chance to a commanding lead when in the semi finals, the low tide created equipment damage to the former world champion as he clipped off his main fin on his prized 9’0” thruster and finished last in the first semi heat.
As the tide rose and the Shaka Pro final being the last heat of the day, Kapono Nahina, Ben Kealoha, Keegan Edwards and Kekoa Uemura battled on the perfect rights which reeled through the thirty minute heat. Nahina started strong but lacked the long rides of the other three. Kealoha, the rookie making his first appearance in a pro final, caught seven waves but could only drum up a third. Edwards, from Honolulu, made the most of his nose riding skills and finished second as Uemura, who surfed out at the Tennis Courts break since a young teen, showed flawless nose riding skills, serving perfect long aces and took in the top prize and the $500.00 first place.
John Quinsano : photo Hawaiianwatershots.com
In the regular divisions, Jamie Ballenger dominated as the outstanding overall surfer, winning both the Senior Masters (44-55) and the You Somebody division and seventeen year old, Ben Kealoha won the Boys (13-18) as well as placed third in the Shaka Pro’s.
Shaka Pro Division
1, Kekoa Uemura. $500
2, Keegan Edwards. $300
3, Ben Kealoha Jr. $250
4, Kapono Nahina. $200
5 (tie), Kekaula Campbell and Kekoa Auwae.
7 (tie), Bonga Perkins and Joey Sonognini.
Teeny Wahine (12-younger):
Junior Wahine (13-17):
Geodee Clark. 2, Erin Godinez. 3, Marica Omura.
imi Horiuchi. 2, Jazzmin Cabinilla. 3, Minnie Pali. 4, Jill Hansen.
Wahine Masters (35-older):
Pinoi Makalena. 2, Lee Brraclough. 3, Caron Farnum.
esley Jantz. 2, Rona Kesner. 3, Caroline Mace. 4, Lacey Nakaguma.
The legend, Rabbit Kekai : photo Hawaiianwatershots.com
1, Micah Miguel. 2,Brandon Kuakini. 3,Isaiah Moniz. 4, Cassiday Kuakini. 5, Micah Moniz. 6, Seth Moniz
1, Ben Kealoha Jr. 2, Genki Kino. 3, Lyon Young. 4, Geoff Wong. 5, Shaun Teruya. 6, Kaimana Beauford.
1, Jordan Hart. 2, Ian Soutar. 3, Jeremiah Wiznick. 4, Daniel Uchimura. 5, Kristian Peterson. 6, Nainoa Cotti.
1, Daniel Uchimura. 2, Dennis Martos. 3, Keokz Heller. 4, Aaron Pollard. 5, Joe Kaiwi. 6, Victor Robertson.
1.Kekaula Campbell 2.Kaliko Keahilihau 3.Lucas Won, 4.Gavin Young, 5.Will Yamamoto, 6. Barry Tantog
Senior Men (35-44):
1,Jon Okamura. 2,David Carvalho. 3,Jason Miyamura. 4,Kaleo Kealoha. 5,Dean Nakamaru. 6,Gary Senaga.
Peter Vinci : photo Hawaiianwatershots.com
1, Jamie Ballenger. 2,Leighton Sun. 3,Tommy Reyes 4,Bob Kim. 5,Rodney Nakasato. 6,John Quisano.
1, Shoyu Kawamoto. 2, Phil Wilson. 3, Terry Lysaught.
Super Legends (66-older):
1, Kimo Austin. 2, Koapaka Brown. 3, Rabbit Kekai. 4, Tom Bionde. High Makamaka(all ages):
1,David Carvalho. 2,Dennis Martos. 3,Leighton Sun. 4,Jamie Ballenger. 5,Rodney Nakasato. 6,Keokz Heller.
Relic boards(pre 70’s):
1,David Banquil. 2,John Quisano. 3,Ed Cua. 4,Peter Vinci. 5,Tom Bionde. 6,Neal Miyake. 7,Cedric Nakagawa.
Soul Riders (all ages):
1, Jason Miyamura. 2, Ian Soutar. 3, Rodney Nakasato. 4, Leighton Sun. 5, Bob Kim. 6, Kaliko Keahilihau
You Somebody(small kine celebs):
1Jamie Ballenger. 2Makani McDonald. 3Phil Wilson. 4John Quisano. 5Neal Miyake. 6.Lance Ohata.
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